Insubstantial Pageants: Late Shakespeare|
ENGL 321, THEA 337|
This seminar examines the Center for the Humanities' Spring 2020 theme of "Ephemera" through the lens of four late plays by Shakespeare ("Hamlet," "King Lear," "The Winter's Tale," "The Tempest") and their preoccupation with the time, temporality, belatedness, and the ephemerality of theater (and the world-as-stage).
In addition to considering the mutability of the play-texts themselves (several of which exist in multiple versions), we will consider how they refashion their sources, and how they are themselves refashioned in later productions and adaptations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings: Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966) Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time (2015) Films: Laurence Olivier, Hamlet (1948) Peter Brook, King Lear (1971)
|Instructor(s): Korda,Natasha Times: ...W... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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